I hate diabetes

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Anniek
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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 7/7/2005 1:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I've calmed down a bit since my first post but I STLL HATE DIABETES!!! I'm just about to stop working because I can't cope with the stress that causes my diabetes to go all over the place, which stresses me out, which makes my diabetes go all over the place.....
It's does you good to have a whinge occasionally.
cheers everyone.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/9/2005 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Annie,

Wish I had some magic words to offer you that would make the stress go away... but I don't. I'm only struggling with type 2 so I don't have much to say... except that in a way, my diabetes has been a blessing. It's made me so much more caring about my family and aware of how precious life is. My son-in-law is most likely going to get diabetes. Both of his parents have it. Now I have to think of my grandchildren and how likely they are to develope this dumb disease. But things are better than they used to be. Meds are improving and people are more understanding. I'm with you in spirit, and want to offer you my wish that you feel better soon.

Lame, but it's all I have.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Head over toes and UP she goes!" ~Maryclare, PTA


Pin Cushion
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   Posted 7/9/2005 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I TOO HATE DIABETES!
It is a daily thing we have to put up. But in the long run for people like me that have multiple ailments by keeping my blood sugar in the good range I have less problem with some of the others because I am eating better and getting as much exercise as my body will allow.
But it isnt the end of the world as long as we control it , not it controling us.
AL
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Fibromyalgia / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*


Anniek
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   Posted 7/9/2005 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it's not as bad as it has been seeming lately.. I just needed to have a good b..ch about it to get it off my chest. I think it's criminal that anyone should have that many ailments pincushion. I'm working on the positives outdoing the negatives at the moment.
Jeannie143 - don't say "just type 2" ~ it's just as bad as type one and causes just as many headaches.
Thanks everyone.

kunal
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   Posted 7/10/2005 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
my father has the same problem.
really diabetes is very hateful.
my father doesnt consume sugar now though he has a very sweet tooth.
he puts sugar free tabs in his tea and also    LINK REMOVED
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Anniek
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   Posted 7/11/2005 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
my doc has just asked me to try that new insulin ... lantus or whatever it's called. AU$170 per 10mls. I hope it works.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/12/2005 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Anniek,
I am on Lantus and it worked wonders for me! Brought my readings to normal people levels in a week! (That's how long it took for me and doc to get the dosage correct.) One thing I have found... if you are a bit careful and don't insert the needle into the bottle all the way so the needle isn't coated with insulin on the outside, it doesn't sting. Whenever I stick the needle in all the way I sting... Good luck! I'm hoping for you!
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Head over toes and UP she goes!" ~Maryclare, PTA


Anniek
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   Posted 7/12/2005 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's hoping!!!!! ;-).
I started on it today. It would be wonderful to be able to control things.
~ Annie ~

Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 7/15/2005 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie143, I've been on insulin for almost 10 years and never knew that. I'm going to try that trick tonight!
Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel


ChloeDharma
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   Posted 7/19/2005 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I can really sympathise with the hating diabetes thing, at the moment it's doing my head in!
What is this insulin you are talking about? I'm having such bad problems controling my sugars and really want to sort it out as it's really scaring me now!
Is the insulin available in the UK? And can you use it to inject twice a day or does it have to be 4 times daily?

SM
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   Posted 7/20/2005 2:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on lantus for at least five years and it worked will but now I am on the pump. I refused to get it, but i think it might just be the best thing. You should think about it. It might just be the best thing.

Flopsie
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   Posted 7/20/2005 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Lantus is usually injected once every 24 hours.
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Sugar(less)
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   Posted 8/19/2007 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I just did a seach "I hate diabetes" and this thread came up. Its exactly what I was thinking, and this is exactly what I need. I was diagnosed 4 years ago, and since then all I've done to "manage" (I know I wasn't managing, that's why the quotations!) is to take my pills. Honestly, I totally just ignored it, hoping it would go away, but knowing that I was just hurting myself. How does one get over the initial anger/hopelessness/life altering thoughts of the initial diagnosis? I keep wanting to find someone, or something, to blame for this thing that is forcing me to change my life, but all I get is people telling me to grow up and deal with it. (Which doesn't make it any better BTW!! :)

I am ready to deal with it now, but I feel so stupid!! I know nothing, really. I have an appointment with the diabetes clinic in my town this week, and have actually been checking my blood at least 1ce a day since I saw my dr last week. A drastic improvement! I got new meds to add to my day, and I have been keeping a food diary. I keep thinking I should do more, but right now, this is all I can handle. My husband and daughter have decided to help me, and will be eating properly right along with me, thank goodness for their support!

BTW, does anyone EVER get used to maltitol, or is it a horrible joke?

LanieG
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   Posted 8/19/2007 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sugarless, I'm glad you found the Forum.  You'll learn lots of useful information when you read back through the past topics here.  I understand about the trouble with accepting having diabetes or living in denial because I did that for more than six months.  When I actually had to monitor my blood sugar everyday, it hit me that uh oh I can't deny this.  That's when I spent hours and hours online looking for information on how to deal with it.  Suddenly, I didn't know what to eat.  The diet my physician gave me to follow certainly didn't give me readings that these websites said I should have.  Then, I found this forum and spent hours reading past topics.  Well, long story.  Then, it became a challenge to control my blood sugar while finding food I could eat.  Lots of trials and errors.  During that time, I learned of the glycemic index which helped me understand why I shouldn't eat some food.  The better informed you are, the you'll be and the better you can avoid future health problems or complications if your blood sugar is normalized.  So, you'll be fine.  Maltitol is used in lots of "sugar free" food including snacks, cookies, etc. but you may find your blood sugar rises anyway.  It may act more slowly or not give you a great spike like sugar does, but your body may react in a similar way as if you'd eaten sugar .  Mine does.  Someone gave me "sugar free" chocolate and I might as well have eaten the real thing, so I don't buy anything with those sugar alcohols anymore.  mad

Hang in there.


Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
 
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


N17
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 8/20/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Anniek said...
my doc has just asked me to try that new insulin ... lantus or whatever it's called. AU$170 per 10mls. I hope it works.
Whoa Annie! $170 per 10mls?  Lantus is on the PBS now and I wouldn't have thought it would cost that much.  To quote from the pbs website:
 
A patient will pay his or her normal co-payment for each prescription filled – this is currently $4.70 for concession card holders and $29.50 for non-concessional patients. Each prescription will normally provide about 6 months of treatment, so the annual cost for patients will be $9.40 or $59.
 
Maybe I'm missing something, but $170 seems a bit steep.
 
Brian (in Perth).

"I love Italian.......and so do you"
"Yes"  -  Star Trek 4
 
Brian (Type 2 NIDDM).
 
N17 is the postcode for the London suburb of Tottenham.
Tottenham Hotspur is the greatest football team in the world!
 
...and Go Bengals! and the Cardinals!  and the Leafs!
 


LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5393
   Posted 8/20/2007 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brian, Annie's post is from 2005, so I'm sure there have been changes since then.  Sugarless found Annie's post and then responded recently to it so it might seem current. 

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
 
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds

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